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Living in Storms
Contemporary Poetry and the Moods of Manic-Depression
Thom Schramm, ed.

Eastern Washington University Press



Contents

• Foreword - David Wojahn
Introduction - Thom Schramm
• A Note on the Collection Process

• HOW IT IS
• Manic - William Matthews
• Depressive - William Matthews
• depression - Lyn Lifshin
• Mania: Early Phase - Joyce Carol Oates
• Bipolar - Steven Cramer
• Happiness - Jane Kenyon
• Sadness - Michael Blumenthal
• Mania - Susan Hahn
• Eclipse - Chana Bloch
• Circus Framework - Brian Swann
• Depression - Lyn Lifshin
• "Holes I want to creep into" - David Ignatow
• Figure of Distress in a Field - Brigit Kelly
• Having It Out with Melancholy - Jane Kenyon

• IN THE MOOD
• Rock Star Dream - Daniel Halpern
• This - Peter Klappert
• Interiors - Marcia Southwick
• No Country You Remember - Robert Mezey
• The Logic of Opposites - Alane Rollings
• Returning from the Shopping Center to the Suburbs - Peter Cooley
• Fighting Despair: A Haiku Sequence - Liz Rosenberg
• The Depression: Triple Haiku - Liz Rosenberg
• I'm Sure - David Ignatow
• Born Again in a Moment of Amnesia - Marcia Southwick
• Spinning - David Ignatow
• Parallax - Jeffrey Zable
• A Dead Heart - Diana Chang
• Disorder - Erica Dawson
• St. Dympna and St. Ottilia - Patricia Vermillion
• Shaking Off the Dark - Tino Villanueva
• A Dreamer - Daniel Hoffman

• REMEMBERING THE EPISODES
• Exile - Robert Pinsky
• Glass - Suzanne Paola
• On Lithium: After One Year/After Two - Rika Lesser
• The Poet to His Tongue - Peter Meinke
• Streaming - Diana Chang
• Astrophysics - Reg Saner
• Granary for Pop - Alan Naslund
• A Lonely Stretch of Road - Dick Allen
• Lithium Sonnet - Albert Goldbarth

• CHARACTERS
• "And Can Ye Sing Baluloo When the Bairn Greets?" - Anthony Hecht
• The Shape of Happiness - Susan Hahn
• Question - Reginald Gibbons
• Snow - Donna Trussell
• What She Had Believed All Her Life - Alberto Alvaro Rios
• Mountaineering - Diana Chang
from Tubes - Donald Hall
• Portrait Sketch - Angela Ball
The Madwoman by Picasso - Marjorie Power

• FRIENDS AND FAMILY
• Depression - Edward Brash
• Against Telephones - Vern Rutsala
from A Brief History of Antidepressants - David Hernandez
• My Friend Who Sings Before Breakfast - Enid Shomer
• The Ash - William Heyen
• Somnia - Gwen Head
• Figures of the Human - David Ignatow
• Analytical Episodes - Reginald Gibbons
• God's Face - Richard Krawiec
• To Play by Heart - Pamela Uschuk
• Thorns - Cheryl Savageau
• Arrow - Nina Nyhart
• Bipolar Affective Disorder as Possible Adaptive Advantage - Belle Waring
• Thanksgiving - Steven Cramer
• Learning to Feed Ourselves - Carole Ann Borges

• THE ARTIST
• Mountain View with Figures - Paul Mariani
• The Poet's House Preserved as a Museum - Leonard Nathan
• In the Grove: The Poet at Ten - Jane Kenyon
• Now, As We Drop: A Poem of Guilt - Tino Villanueva
• "The animal night sweats of the spirits burn" - Gregory Luce
• Meditation on Virginia Woolf's Final Diary Entry, Written Three Weeks Before Her Suicide - Robert J. Levy
• Irises - Peter Cooley
• Man on Fire - C.B. Follett
• The Enclosed Field - Peter Cooley
• Christopher Smart - Edward Hirsch
from Epigraphs - Gerald Barrax
• Bedlam - David Baker
• Traumerei - Linda Bierds

• DAILY SHIFTS
• Retreat - Anthony Hecht
• Explanation - Jean Lenski
• This Dream - Philip Booth
• The Mole - Daniel Halpern
• The Mood Museum:
Anxiety - Marcia Southwick
• In the Crepuscular - Peter Cooley
• New Days - Liz Rosenberg
• Days and Nights - Harvey Shapiro
• The Mood Museum:
Sloth & Torpor - Marcia Southwick
• Bewildering Miracle - Michael Pettit
• Don't Know - Lawson Fusao Inada
• The Mood Museum:
Depression - Marcia Southwick
• Again - Tino Villanueva
• Helpless, We Go Into This Ground, Helpless - Leo Connellan

• WITH THE SEASONS
• Depression - Hayden Carruth
• There - Cynthia Huntington
• Something Is There - Carol Lem
• Paperweight: The State I'm In - Sandra Agricola
• Stasis - Jane Flanders
• Depression in Winter - Jane Kenyon
• Grief - Susan Ludvigson
• Fat Tuesday - Michael Pettit
• Bipolar - Brain Swann
• Grief in Earlhy Spring - William Hathaway
• Spring Lettuce - Elspeth Cameron Ritchie
• The End of Winter - David Budbill
• Mania - Miriam Dyak
• Hurricane Watch - Linda Pastan
• Vegetable Garden After Too Much Rain - Sheila Cowing
• Depression Beginning in 1956 - Ira Sadoff
• Dominion: Depression - C. K. Williams

• Notes to the Introduction
• Contributors
• Acknowledgments
• Index of Authors

• CONTRIBUTORS: Sandra Agricola, Dick Allen, David Baker, Angela Ball, Gerald Barrax, Linda Bierds, Chana Bloch, Michael Blumenthal, Philip Booth, Carole Ann Borges, Edward Brash, David Budbill, Hayden Carruth, Diana Chang, Leo Connellan, Peter Cooley, Sheila Cowing, Steven Cramer, Erica Dawson, Miriam Dyak, Jane Flanders, C.B. Follett, Reginald Gibbons, Albert Goldbarth, Susan Hahn, Donald Hall, Daniel Halpern, William Hathaway, Gwen Head, Anthony Hecht, David Hernandez, William Heyen, Edward Hirsch, Daniel Hoffman, Cynthia Huntington, David Ignatow, Lawson Fusao Inada, Brigit Kelly, Jane Kenyon, Peter Klappert, Richard Krawiec, Carol Lem, Jean Lenski, Rika Lesser, Robert J. Levy, Lyn Lifshin, Gregory Luce, Susan Ludvigson, Paul Mariani, William Matthews, Peter Meinke, Robert Mezey, Alan Naslund, Leonard Nathan, Nina Nyhart, Joyce Carol Oates, Suzanne Paola, Linda Pastan, Michael Pettit, Robert Pinksy, Marjorie Power, Alberto Alvaro Rios, Elspeth Cameron Ritchie, Alane Rollings, Liz Rosenberg, Vern Rutsala, Ira Sadoff, Reg Saner, Cheryl Savageau, Harvey Shapiro, Enid Shomer, Marcia Southwick, Brian Swann, Donna Trussell, Pamela Uschuk, Patricia Vermillion, Tino Villanueva, Belle Waring, C. K. Williams, Miller Williams, Jeffrey Zable

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